McWilliams Hanwood Estate Shiraz 2009 Wine Review

McWilliams Hanwood Estate Shiraz 2009
South Eastern Australia, Australia
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Product #: 610683
BC Product #: 33480
SAQ Product #: 10967557

Price: $14.95
Alcohol: 13.5%
Drink: 2010-2013
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Bottle size: 750 ml
Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: McWilliams
Agent: E&J Gallo Winery Canada Ltd.
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Natalie's Score: 88/100

Vibrant juicy plum aromas wrapped in smoky oak. Supple and medium- to full-bodied. Absolutely delicious and a phenomenal price!

This was reviewed July 6, 2011 by

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Harvest Report: Most wine regions throughout South Eastern Australia experienced extreme heat during the harvest season, but many growers were able to pick the grapes and bring them into the winery before they were adversely affected by the extreme temperatures in early to mid March. Before the heat wave began, the growing season was fairly normal although came a bit earlier than in previous years. During January, just before harvest, rain helped to relieve a decade-long draught throughout Australia and assisted in lessening the severity of the March heat wave. Industry experts agree that the 2008 harvest yielded high quality wines with concentrated fruit flavors despite the record heat in March.

Taste Profile
Colour: Crimson red with purple hues.

Aromas: Dark black fruit aromas of plum combined with spice and vanillin oak.

Flavors: Dominated by plum and raspberry fruit flavors, layered with hints of vanilla and spice.

Cellaring potential: Enjoy at the time of release for its fresh fruit flavors.

Serving Temperature: Room Temperature (18°C)

Finished Wine
Grape Source: South Eastern Australia

Varietal Content: 96% Shiraz, 4% Petite Syrah

pH: 3.69

Residual Sugar: 0.41g/100ml

Titratable Acidity: 0.57g/100ml

Alcohol Level: 13.77%

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